Out of State Driver DUI in Kern County
If you are a resident of another state and have been arrested and charged with a DUI (driving under the influence) you need the help of an attorney who understands the agreements certain states have regarding the transfer of information between them about your driving record. The likelihood is that if convicted, you will not only face legal action in California but also in your home state. There are 44 states are involved in the "International Driver's License Compact" which means that the information on DUI charges will be shared between the states, and your driver's license in your home state could be suspended or revoked even though you are charged in California, depending on your state laws. Several states are not part of this pact - Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia, Tennessee and Massachusetts.
Kern County DUI Attorney
If you reside in another state and have been pulled over and charged with DUI, California law enforcement does not have the right to take your driver's license. They will instead issue you a notice that your privilege to drive in California will be suspended in 30 days. It is crucial that you contact a qualified Kern County DUI defense attorney from The Law Offices of Middlebrook & Brehmer immediately after your arrest to handle the procedures involved with a California DUI charge. The attorneys are experienced in handling such cases and can even represent you without you being present, which can allow you to return home. When facing any DUI charge, it is extremely important that you are represented by a dedicated and skilled DUI defense lawyer to aggressively defend you. Conviction of a drunk driving charge in California is very serious and if convicted you face possible jail time, stiff fines, license suspensions and tens of thousands of dollars in secondary costs (Insurance, In-Vehicle Alcohol Analysis Systems).
The first step to handle your DUI charge is the DMV hearing. This hearing must be requested within 10 days of your arrest. An attorney from The Law Offices of Middlebrook & Brehmer can both schedule and represent you at the hearing to contest the suspension of your driving privileges in California. It is strongly advised that you take advantage of the skill, resources and experience of the DUI defense attorneys at the firm to protect your rights. Without the support of a skilled lawyer, you may face penalties not only in California, but in your home state as well.
Contact a Bakersfield Out of State DUI Attorney from The Law Offices of Middlebrook & Brehmer if you have been arrested and charged with DUI and reside in another state.